Bruce Moss, Director of Bands, celebrates 35 years with the Wheaton Municipal Band in Wheaton, IL. Moss started directing the band at the early age of 26-years-old when he had only been teaching in the public schools for a few years.
“There were definitely some growing pains on both ends because I was younger than many people in the band, Moss says now. ‘My thought process always was, ‘You stick with me, I’ll make this happen. Let’s get through this, we’ll put this thing on the map like it’s never been put on before.'” –
Within the 35 years that Moss has been directing the band, he has lead them to great success including one of four bands that were featured on PBS’s special on John Phillip Sousa. The band also performed at the Grant Park Music Festival and the the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago.